Tips, tricks, hacks of stylish home decoration, interior design and more.
Today I’m going to show you how you can decorate or redecorate your home for free. I’m going to be sharing with you 10 different ways that you can really spruce up your space, without spending any money at all. I use these methods of decorating all the time, because you always have to cut costs somewhere and sometimes. You can do it really easily when decorating, if you've been meaning to redecorate your space, or you're on a tight budget, or you just don't want to spend any money on décor.
Using Nature from Your Yard
A free way of adding some color and life into your space, something you can switch up all the time, is by using nature from your yard. You can go outside and take a little clipping off of a tree or a bush or a flower that you have outside. And put it into a bottle, you can dry them out or have them be fresh, and it would really add such a big impact to a space. It can be sometimes be pretty pricey to buying greenery or flowers, so if you want to do it for free, this is definitely the way to do. This is really fun to do when the seasons are changing, you can get some nice fresh color palettes, coming into your space. Or you can even go and get some twigs or branches that goes a really long way. It looks beautiful and a nice big bottle on a dining table or living room table. It’ll really bring in a nice abstract natural feeling to your space. Don't forget that you have nature outside that you can bring inside to reimagine your space.
Using Free Digital Downloads
I feel like wall art makes such a big difference right away. If you wanted to spruce up your space or redecorate, adding new wall art really goes a long way. My favorite way of getting free art up on the walls is by using free digital downloads. I specifically like to use a site called unsplash or you can even download from Pinterest, it's actually a website where photographers upload their images and you can download them for free. They’re really good quality and there's so much to choose from. That way you can download art onto your computer and print it out at home. Or print it out in stores and get it to the exact size that you need. I like to go get them printed at Walmart or Target and get them printed on like matte photo paper or a big poster. And that allows you to really adjust the size and nothing will be pixelated. It's always really good quality and I think it's such a great solution for getting some new artwork up on your walls. I like to frame my new prints in existing frames, I also like to use thrifted frames, dollar store frames or even ikea ones. All of those are really great affordable options, so you can redecorate your walls for free. There’s also a ton of other websites even etsy pages that allow you to download artwork for free sometimes. You even pay just five dollars to download, three dollars sometimes, which really cut costs with your wall art by getting digital downloads.
Rearranging Your Furniture
I think the best way to redecorate your space and really make it feel exciting again is by simply rearranging your furniture. This costs no money at all. All you have to do is spend the day just pushing your furniture around the room. It’s so much fun and it really changes up the feel of the space. I really love doing this in rooms that you spend a ton of time in. Maybe it's your home office, maybe it's your bedroom, or your living room. By changing up the layout you can totally redecorate your space for free. This is so much fun to do in an open concept space, because walls aren't restricting your layout. If you have an open concept space, definitely consider rearranging your space. It’s super easy and not permanent at all. If you're lacking some ideas on how you can rearrange the furniture in your living space, you can find some decoration inspiration from online website like houzz.com.
House Shopping My Home
The next thing I suggest doing which is probably my favorite thing to do. I do it all the time every few months. It’s what I would call shopping my home and this is really easy to do. If you kind of have a cohesive color palette throughout your space, you can take things from one room to another, and it helps redecorate and reimagine that space. I like to do this with throw pillows, accents wall art by switching them up from room to room. It really makes a huge difference and helps give a whole new look to another space. I like to do this every few months, kind of go around the different spaces shop from different rooms of the home put things in new areas. And it just makes the space feel new and exciting again. Sometimes doing this actually makes you appreciate a piece more, because you can see it in a different light. You can see it against different colors, it just makes it super exciting. That’s the reason why I highly recommend house shopping.
Something that I’ve recently discovered that I’m sure you guys all know about and if you haven't, you need to know Facebook marketplace. Facebook marketplace has free items on it. If you're wanting to refurnish or redecorate your space, there’s a lot of people on Facebook marketplace giving things out for free. You could find a full dining set or full living room set. Some people just need their stuff gone. If you're somebody looking for something in particular, check out Facebook marketplace, because I think you could probably furnish your entire house for free. On their yard some things are kind of old, or maybe I don't know need some work, but you'd be getting some free items and that can go a really long way. Don't underestimate to check the Facebook marketplace nearby, if you're looking for some furniture. You don't have a budget to spend head there, and I’m sure you will find what you're looking for.
Spray Paint Hardware
Now a really fun easy DIY that you can do to redecorate and reimagine a space, is to simply spray paint hardware. If you have cabinets, built-ins or even a dresser in your kitchen, or your bathroom, you can remove the poles and knobs, spray paint them and you'll have a brand new look. This will cost you absolutely nothing if you already have a can of spray paint lying around. You can do it with door handles, light fixtures. And you can transform your space, make it look a little bit more cohesive by spray painting them all the same color. If you're looking for an easy DIY to do, to transform your home without costing anything, definitely consider spray painting your hardware around your home. It will make such a huge difference.
Another free thing that you can do to change up the look of your space, is to change up the look of your furniture. This can be done sometimes, just depending on the piece that you have. But sometimes disassembling furniture can totally create a brand new look. One of my dresser actually had a huge mirror attached to it and it made it feel dated and made me not like the dresser at all. But as soon as I removed the mirror from the top of it, it totally gave me a brand new look, which allowed me to hang a mirror up on the wall. And recreate the look of this dresser space. If you have one of those dresser vanity combos, I highly recommend taking off that big mirror, reimagining the piece below, styling it adding a new mirror or new artwork. And it will look like a brand new space.
Flip the Hardware Upside Down
Another little free thing that I did to change up the look of this dresser was flip the hardware upside down. Obviously this can only be done with specific styles of hardware. But I feel like this kind of lightened up the look of this piece and changed up the style of it. If you're getting bored of a furniture piece that you have, but you still want to keep it. Just change something up about it, remove the doors, change up the handles, or remove a mirror and it will make such a huge difference.
Create New Purposes for Décor Items
Another really fun easy DIY that you can do around your home is create new purposes for decor items that you already have. I have a ton of baskets and I love reimagining them into something else. I recently turned an existing IKEA basket that I had into a pendant light, and it totally transformed the look of the space, which brought in a new element into the space. It added some height, some texture, some light, which was so exciting to use something that I already had and make it into something brand new. I already had all the supplies to create a pendant light out of my basket but if you didn't, that would probably cost around 10 USD or so. Either way it's a really affordable solution to redecorating and repurposing items around your home.
Frame Wrapping Paper
Now a really fun free thing that you can do to redecorate the walls of your space is actually frame wrapping paper. If you have extra wrapping paper around your home, putting it inside of a picture frame and putting it up on your wall, which really creates a brand new wall art and you would never know that it's wrapping paper. I think this looks so fun in kids’ rooms or nurseries, because it really adds a nice graphic fun colorful look to its face again. A buying wallet can be really expensive, this is a very affordable way of getting some color, some print, and some texture onto your walls and making it look fun and exciting. This is super customizable as well because you can just cut the shape that you need and it will fit right inside the frame. If you need something that's really large, this is a great thing to do. And if you need something small, it's also great to do now.
Use Extra Paint
My last free decorating idea is use that extra paint that you have lying around your space. And paint something new whether that be an accent wall, a door, your window frames or a piece of furniture. You can use existing things around your home, reimagine them using paint you already have and come up with a free redecorating solution. This way you can use up the product, that's laying around your home that you might not ever touch again and use it for something exciting and fun. Do a little DIY project use that extra paint and it's a free solution to creating a brand new look to your home.
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